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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 24, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 4A New Braunfels May FOR MV ANTIQUE STORE IVE CAREFULLY RESTORED THIS LITTLE HOUSE AMD ITS SURROUNDINGS TO GIVE AN AUTHENTIC ATMOSPHERE I OF VESTERVEAR I ALL I NEED IS A SIGN Mailbag policy The HeraldZeitung welcomes the opinions of its and were happy to publish letters to the While readers opinions on local issues generally are of more interest to other we welcome letters on any topic national or international that the writer chooses to ad Content will not prevent publication unless the letter is judged to be potentially All letters to the editor should be signed and authorship must be verifiable by Anonymous letters will not be Send your letter to New Braunfels Drawer New Braunfels Letters may also be hand delivered to the newspaper offices at 186 TOM LOEFFLER Loeffler asks us to remember Memorial see below O pinions General Manager Robert Editor James Kilpatrick Writers need to have the last word The fervent hope of every speaker in a debate and every lawyer in a trial is this to get in the last telling Writers share the same In any given communication a a book a short theme or a newspaper editorial the opening sentence is of course Without an inviting readers are lost before one has a chance to win But concluding sen tences are just as One of the tickets of the trade is to end a piece of writing on an accented If you can work it with a long vowel or a dip so much the Almost at I picked up recent editorials from three topranking The Wall Street Journal had a piece on Ohios bank The final paragraph poses a series of rhetorical This is the last word Will we have a full explanation of what went wrong The Washington Post comments that in dustrial democracies need to keep their economies safely and prosperously dull Thats never so easy as it The New York Times lectures the citys police commissioner He has already shown willingness to stop That deserves to be matched with bold new resolve to maintain order on the It was not by I can tell that the last words were looks and Suppose the Journals editorial writer had ended his piece in this fashion Will we have a full explanation of what went wrong during Celestes ad ministration The sentence would have lost its The Posfs editorial writer could have concluded with his penultimate paragraph Its the recent hints or trouble ahead that have sharpened the ad ministrations Two ition words in a sequence would have put on a The Times editorial almost wound up with praise for a plan to offer scholarships to college students wanting to become police officers They would bring a regular in fusion of outsiders into the parochial police It would have been a miserable last Not long ago I came across a sentence in an article about country living The barn was overrun with wasps and Theres nothing wrong with that but try a recasting for cadence The barn was infested with hornets and Now we are marching along on dactylic In switching from wasps and hornets to hornets and nothing of meaning has been but an accented last syllable has been Like every other prosodic this trick can be worked to death used it please In a reckless and impulsive I recently asked readers to let me know of usages they found espcially It never occurred to me that so many of you are so monumentally I cannot cope with the so if I dont know that you are thanked Among the irks A reader named in complains of labored efforts to avoid sexism and cites an ad from the Cheyenne Sunday TribuneEagle for help wanted bartender dish In nothing is more annoying than I feel Why not write that something smells rottenly and that a cake tastes From Portland comes a cry of anguish against have I used to carry on about have but at least in speech if not in the battle have got is a battle IT WAS AWRIUiI JUST 5JMPWGRE HftFWSSWASTHff UPWROPBRTMORRDCHMi Your representatives Lloyd Bentsen United States Senate Room 240 Russell Bldg 20510 Mark White Governors Office Room 200 State Capitol Texas 78701 Phil Gramm United States Senate Washington 20510 John Traeger Texas Senate Capitol Station Texas 78711 Edmund Kuempel Texas House of Representatives Box 2910 Texas 78769 Tom Loeffler House of Representatives 1212 Long worth House Office Bldg 20515 Mac Sweeney Guadalupe County House of Representatives 20515 Guest viewpoint Memorial Day honors those who gave lives for freedom By TOM 21 Since the end of the Civil Memorial Day has been a time of patriotic reflection as we honor the American men and women who gave their lives on the field of We do this in recognition of the ultimate sacrifice they made to preserve our liberty of the responsibility we bear to transmit liberty to future Many eloquent and moving speeches have been delivered since the first Memorial Day was observed 117 years but no statements has captured the essence of sacrifice and devotion more succinctly than the Gettysburg Address of President Abraham Lincoln who said world will little nor long remember what we say but it can never forget what they did It is for us the rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly When Lincoln spoke these immortal just four months had passed since the greatest battle before or since had taken I IMZWR PROMISE THIS BUM ANPMZ JUST LOOKINFOR IFYOUte IHATSTHt NOTUPTD wme DOW WORK VTICAIAH place on the American At Get the armies of the North and South tore at each other with such ferocity that over lives were Lincoln spoke for all of us in reminding us that mere words do not compensate for ultimate he asked us to and he asked us to rededicate ourselves to In he pleaded with us never to allow those who paid the supreme sacrifice to have died in In our nations more than one one thousand Americans have died in Most Americans living today have a family member or a friend who was killed in From he Revolution to Americans have been willing to put their fortunes and sacred honor on the line to block the path of Their lives remind us that freedom always carries with it a high It has it imposes a and just as those whom we com memorate were wilting to must we remain steadfast in working to assure that the precious freedoms for which they fought and died are Memorial Day is an opportunity to remember that those who died in the defense of our country were serving an even higher For all throughout the America has been a beacon to other serving as a source of political inspiration and as a haven to those escaping oppression and just as in the we stand as a guarantor of peace ready to work with other nations to help remove sources of conflict and insecurity and to build a firm foundation for the We must work to assure that peace by maintaining a strong national by strengthening our and by actively pursuing every opportunity for fruitful negotiations with potential As we honor the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice we must reaf firm that their lives and their sacrifices will he forever justified and rememberedMost we must do our utmost to assure that no other generation will ever have to Share their experiences or repeat their
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